The Apple Company is removing its VPN from the app store in China
The Apple Company is removing its VPN which is the Virtual Private Network from the app store in China .This move is in response to the criticism from all the VPN service providers who actually accused the US companies for bowing to the pressure from the China’s cyber regulation authorities. The VPN has allowed the users to bypass the great firewall of China which put a restriction on the users to access to the overseas websites. In January this year, a law has been passed in Beijing which seeks a ban on all the VPNs which are not approved by the state regulation authorities.
The country is trying to tighten the security and control over internet
The Apple’s spokesperson finally confirmed that they will be removing all the apps in China which do not comply with the state regulations. This will also include the services which are actually based outside China. Beijing has already shut down dozens of the providers. Now the regulators have been looking at the overseas services too in a bid to tighten its grip over the internet .The VPN software has become quite unpopular in China as the regulators view it as a tool by which citizens may skirt around this infamous Great Firewall of China .It has been utilized to censor the websites and also all the online content that deemed to be inappropriate.
This is a drastic measure taken by Chinese Government to block VPNs
This crackdown is being timed to coincide with the 19th Party Congress the next month. The country is trying to tighten the security and also the Government control at times when there is a political sensitivity existing in the country. This is actually a drastic measure which is taken by the Chinese Government to block the VPNs and these measures were strongly condemned by the Express VPN.
The VPN imparts access to the already blocked websites
This move came in response to the China’s effort to put restrictions on both the internet users and also on the technology companies for the consolidation of the powers of President XI Jingping. This crackdown actually came as a wave .The VPN imparts access to the already blocked websites and the users are able to mask their internet browsing with the help of the unblocked server which is present outside the great firewall. This software is being commonly utilized as a layer of the security in other parts of the world.
In January China made it mandatory for VPN providers to get themselves register and obtain approval
In January this year, China made it mandatory for the VPN providers to get themselves register and also to obtain the approval of the Government in order to operate in the country. One of the spokesperson from the Apple Company said that it has no choice but to remove all its VPN’s which are not in compliance with the regulations.